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NASA Brings Science Of Space Down To Earth At 2015 World Science Festival

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Ever wonder how rockets launch or spacecraft lands when coming back from space? Curious about the technology that gives us those spectacular images of other planets and distant stars? Join NASA scientists and educators for answers with hands-on activities at the World Science Festival, which begins in New York today.

From mega space telescopes to space navigation, NASA is planning a variety of interactive, hands-on activities and exhibits to the more than 100,000 visitors who are expected to attend this year's Science Festival, which runs through Sunday.

NASA has invited the public to join in celebrating the science and technology that will make possible the great discoveries of the future and astronauts' journeys to destinations farther into the solar system than ever before, including Mars.

The public will get an opportunity to experiment with infrared cameras, make seltzer rockets, see models of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, and learn about future explorations to Mars and other parts of the solar system, and the advancements in flight and technology that will help explore space.

NASA's Orbit Pavilion has a massive, interactive sculpture premiering at the Festival, where one can learn about Earth Science satellites that monitor planet's ever-changing pulse from their unique vantage points.

The Pioneers in Science program offers high school students a path toward greatness through a rare opportunity to interact with world-renowned scientists.

Saturday, at Brooklyn Bridge Park, NASA will host an evening of stargazing, discussions and demonstrations, including a talk by NASA astronaut Nicole Stott on spacewalks and the critical role of the spacesuit.

Sunday, World Science Festival 2015 will turn Washington Square Park into an outdoor lab celebrating the fascinating science that shapes human lives. It's a full day of hands-on activities, interactive experiments, installations, and demonstrations, where the public can meet scientists and astronauts, and enjoy live performances.

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